It's official...his birthday will be next Wednesday, February 3rd! We went for my 38 week appointment this morning and he's still breech. SOOOOO...we got to schedule the c section for next week! Wednesday is the day! I'm relieved and nervous all at the same time. I started having some MAJOR back pain this week, so I am more ready than ever. Since I am such a planner, this is perfect for me! I hate the unknown. This way I can get my house clean (if I can move off this heating pad, my back is killing me!!), get everything in order..and go have a baby extracted from my stomach. So let's all pray that everything goes as planned and Easton is healthy!!
Okay..I had my 37 week appointment this morning. Dr. did the normal check and got this puzzled look on her face. "I think I feel his bum.." Really? Cause last week you said you felt his head. She pulled in the ultrasound machine, and sure enough. He is still bottom first, kicking me in my girl parts. I knew it!! I have still been feeling so many painful movements (kicks) down in the lower regions. Last night I think he tried to stand up...seriously. It hurt that bad. I knew it couldn't be hands! I go back next week to do another ultrasound, and if he's still sitting there, we'll schedule a c-section for the following week. I wasn't real concerned until I googled "37 weeks w/ breech baby". I shouldn't have done that. Screw you internet!! Of course the first article I come to tells me that some of the reasons that a baby is breech is that there is some kind of birth defect..neurological or something else. WHAT?? Seriously???!! I've have a lot of ultrasounds during this pregnancy...and they have all said he looks perfect. So I shouldn't worry right?? RIGHT?? Ugh. This is going to be a long two weeks. Please pray that this baby is okay.
So I was 36 weeks on Wednesday. It's getting so close but it still doesn't seem real! I mean, it seems real to my body. Which is huge, stretched, pimply, dimply and downright uncomfortable. But the fact that we could have a baby in this house by the end of the month...that's kinda not real yet. I have all the stuff ready..but I don't know if my brain is ready. One thing I do know, is that my husband is ready. Even if the reason he's ready is because he's taking a week off from work when baby comes. Jason has been SO busy at work these days that I see him for about 2 hours a day. This cold snap has had pipes busting all over Nashville, and it seems Jason has to fix ALL of them. He says that taking care of a newborn for his week off will really seem like a vacation. That's how busy he is. We both just keep saying "let's just thank God that you have a job!" Which is so true these days. So I start going to the dr weekly now. She starts doing those fun "checks"..you know what I mean. Well, we had a concern that this little bundle was still breech..cause he was for awhile there. So when I went on Monday, she gloved up and did her check and announced "you are 2 cm dilated, 50% effaced and he is head down!" Wow! I knew she had really gone for the gusto when she stuck her hand up there, but that fact that she can tell where is head is already! WHew. Weird! I told Jason this after the appointment and he was amazed. Jason: "so if I stick MY hand up there, I could feel his HEAD???!!" Me: "umm..no." Let's stick to shoving your hand in people pipes at their houses, not my "pipes". Even in my I've never had a baby before opinion, I think we're off to a good start for 36 weeks! Only 8 more cm to go! Whoo-hoo?! I'll keep ya posted.